Help me choosing a camera

Hi everyone,

This is what I'm looking for:
At least 10MP and 8x optical zoom
a wide angle lens.

A good camera with fast focusing and good performance under low light conditions (such as indoor shots) are my main focus.

I do want good image quality, although I guess it doesn't have to be top-of-the-line professional grade.

I would like a camera that takes SD cards, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker if the camera had every other feature I was looking for.

I would consider myself at an intermediate level. I do want the option of manual controls, but I would probably use auto settings a lot of the time too.

I'd like to stick to under $300.

I think those are all the main points.

I checked out some models of Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Casio and Canon but very much confuse which one to pick as a best in my budget. So i am putting my selected list here. Looking forward for any suggestions from the list and out of it!

Nikon
Coolpix s640
Coolpix s570
Coolpix s710
Coolpix s630
Coolpix s620
Coolpix s560
Coolpix s230
Coolpix s60

Sony
W290
T90

Casio
EX-FS10
EX-H10
EX-Z100
EX-Z200
EX-Z250
EX-Z300
EX-Z1080
EX-Z1050
EX-S10
EX-S12

Canon
PowerShot SX120 IS
PowerShot SX110 IS
PowerShot SD960 IS
PowerShot SD940 IS
PowerShot SD780 IS
PowerShot SD1200 IS

Panasonic
DMC-FS25
DMC-FS42
DMC-ZS1
DMC-FP8
DMC-ZR1

Most important- Warranty of the digital camera valid outside US.
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  1. I cut down many from above list. Now the final list is:

    Nikon
    Coolpix s630

    Casio
    EX-H10

    Canon
    PowerShot SX120 IS
    PowerShot SX110 IS

    Panasonic
    DMC-ZS1
    DMC-ZR1

    Looking forward for any suggestions from the list and out of it!
  2. Though not listed in your initial options and above your $300 limit, I'd like to suggest the following. It covers all your requirements and then some.

    Olympus SP-590UZ - $344
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830111282&cm_re=olympus_digital_camera-_-30-111-282-_-Product
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